leoncrawl: “My home is in the rear view / and I...
Sleater-Kinney Reunion? →
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* Podhoretz’s rhetorical show of camaraderie with average Americans who...– Not even really sure who James Wolcott is or what he’s talking about (ever), but I kind of dig his syntax. #
tylercoates: Regarding this slanderous piece of tumblogging, I never suggested that firmuhment and I were going to get gay-married. Pierce asked me what I knew about him a while ago and I said, “I dunno. I assume he’s a gay? The only guys on tumblr who seem to ‘like’ my posts are either gay or European.” SO THERE. LIKE THIS POST. DO IT FOR GAY AMERICA.
leoncrawl: About to go see Greenberg. Hope someone wants to gchat with me about it later. Oh wow.
Joseph Weisenthal: Why Asperger Syndrome Is A Myth →
A conversation I had at a bar yesterday evening reminded me that I needed to write a post I’ve been meaning to write for a long time. As syndromes go, the one known as Asperger, has had quite th run for the ages. It really got started in the Summer of 2000, with an article in the NYT magazine called “The Little Professor Syndrome” about a nerdy, awkward boy and his father. They share common...
If anyone knows anything about the bmore ladypunk group High School Hellcats, please let me know. I would like to own their ep/lp/whatever it was. They broke up and even iTunes can’t help me now.
How to Make $$$$
Invent a sealable disposable shot glass (1.5 - 2 oz.). Customers load em up at home before going out to a bar. They then step outside the bar “for a smoke,” take one to the face on the corner, discard, re-enter. I haven’t developed a prototype yet but I’m pretty sure my pockets could carry 5 or 6 of these without looking weird.
tesslynch: But what really bothers me about ModCloth, and why I’ve had to stop myself from buying anything from their website anymore (for now), is that it’s like a J. Peterman catalogue written by college sophomores. At a college for people who want to write about clothes. They haven’t quite graduated into the effortless fashion-writing style of, say, Vogue (see, I’m imagining here, because...
But Amory was not in the mood for that, and as he saw Burne’s long legs...– Fitzgerald. This Side of Paradise. New York: Scribner, 1920. 149 - 150.
Will: she was built like a barelle, but only because she's a girl
Mercedes Bunz, Digital Media Reporter →
NOFX Singer to Fans -- I Peed in Your Tequila →
Love that Cokie the Clown.
April 16th reading at Happy Ending
leoncrawl: “Refresh Refresh Refresh” featuring: Alex Carnevale Gabe Delahaye Elizabeth Gumport Ben Kawaller Juli Weiner Friday, April 16th, 8pm, free, 21+
georgiaisyourfriend: howteutonic: Fugazi -...
Save the date
leoncrawl: There will be a reading at the Happy Ending bar in Chinatown on Friday, April 16th featuring some people whose writing you know and love. They will be reading things about the Internet. Details TK soon…
Laverne: Okay as you know the movie we recently saw is called Greenberg and it stars Ben Stiller, whose acting I do not care for, and who plays a character I did not enjoy watching. If you'll permit me a leading question: How much did you hate this guy Greenberg, whom Ben Stiller plays in this film Greenberg?
Shirley: I would not have enjoyed dating the titular character, Greenberg, although I did enjoy the film.
Laverne: Do you have experience dating a person similar to the titular character, Greenberg, who for the sake of brevity and derision we will henceforth refer to as G-berg?
Shirley: Yes, I have dated this type of person. As we all know, fictional characters epitomize types of people that exist in the real world. No matter what a movie is about, it always relates specifically to me and my minor personal tragedies!
Laverne: I feel exactly the same way. This character surely appears in real life often enough to warrant taxonomy. Please, tell me what a G-berg-like man -- who for the sake of brevity and derision we will henceforth refer to as a G-Man -- what is such a man like?
Shirley: He thinks honesty is the most important thing.
Laverne: Such an idea is certainly laughable.
Shirley: To quote a friend who summed it up quite well: "Just, like, a guy, who's like "I'm damaged and awful, but I'm being honest about it so here I go! Get your gauze out, ladiezzz!!!" And then you just bleed from the eyes and the heart and the hands."
Laverne: Would you agree that it is best to avoid stereotypes?
Shirley: The stereotype is truly the province of the fool.
Laverne: How do you feel about archetypes?
Shirley: The archetype is truly the province of the sophisticate.
Shirley: You are a pervert.
Laverne: I am a pervert with open pants. Dog.
Shirley: Nazi dog.
Laverne: Dog dog.
Shirley: Nazi Nazi dog dog. Did you watch the film to its completion?
Laverne: Nope! How many times would you like to say "Bro"?
Shirley: I think for the purposes of this conversation we should say "Bro" 11 times between the two of us.
Laverne: Have you ever had your muff dove into?
Laverne: Me too. High five (or not? -- I do not intend to betray anything more than ambivalence about muff-diving)?
Shirley: Book plug time!
Laverne: Oh girl you are so bad.
Shirley: Aborsh is a cute abbreviation for abortion -- a controversial medical procedure often performed on women! Try it!
Laverne: Aborsh -- totally cute! Aborsh!
Shirley: Men do not take our feelings -- particularly about serious matters -- seriously.
Laverne: That is why I walked out of this G-berg movie. Many men are like the titular character; he is an Archetype.
Shirley: How sophisticated of you to say that word.
Laverne: What is the lesson here.
Shirley: Damaged men are the new man-babies. Muff-diving, like SCUBA diving, is best done with a sane partner.
Laverne: Truly the world is better now that we have discussed this film.
Shirley: Buy my book!
leoncrawl: doree: I really, really hate this culture of “macho-nerds.” What, it’s okay to be a jerk because you have literary pretensions? Plus ca change, etc. For what it’s worth— it might be very little— it seems to me that Lorin doesn’t really come through in this piece. You get a look at his friends, maybe, and that’s obviously important, but from what I know of him from covering...
fek: doree: I really, really hate this culture of “macho-nerds.” What, it’s okay to be a jerk because you have literary pretensions? Plus ca change, etc. I think there’s a trend piece here…. Waddlin’ Around!
Whatever the public-health benefits of the smoking bans in major cities, we should also factor in the costs: An entire generation of young writers has been robbed of the nostalgic and mysterious “smoke-filled bar.” A proud, centuries-old literary shorthand has been engulfed in good intentions.
Wait, where did Ms. Mandrake go?
Where now he realized only his own inconsequence, effort would make him aware of...– Fitzgerald. This Side of Paradise. New York: Scribner, 1920. 54.
[T]here is something hugely interesting, as well... →
Sartorial rate of return.
katiebakes: Sometimes I think that I’ve lost a shirt or a pair of tights or whatever, and most of the time I have. But occasionally when I’m running late and pawing around frantically to find something to wear, one of my many heaps of clothes will suddenly yield the rogue item. It’s like a clothing dividend! Most of the time I just end up reinvesting it back into the pile. (Previously in...
After two years of silence I didn't think would... →
keyholez: The wife is watching Parks & Recreation. In one scene, the grumpy “pro-business” character is trying to convince another character that his home wood-shop is perfectly safe, despite the fact that his fire extinguisher is past its “recharge” date. “Those dates are arbitrary,” he says. “They’re like those expiration dates that the government forces companies to put on yogurt and...
I see you, 2008!
I often see “that” where “than” should be, and it doesn’t make sense. They are not close on the keyboard and they sound different.